Tony Hawk: Ride didn't turn out well and analysts have suggested skateboarding games may be on the decline.
But poor sales hasn't stymied Tony Hawk's dedication to his own skating franchise, and it appears we can expect another installment in 2012. In speaking to PixelatedGeek , the legendary skater was asked if we'd ever see another Tony Hawk game. His response was vague but still intriguing:
"We're going to do something probably for next year but I can't give too much away."
His last two games, Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred , didn't sell well at all, and most blame the oft-derided skateboard accessory. We certainly didn't like it ; it clearly needed more time in development. So either that board will have to get a lot better for the next Tony Hawk title, or they'll just go back to the standard gamepad controller. At any rate, we'll let you know if Activision officially announces a new Hawk-related project.
P.S. Just as a personal note, watching that interview reminded me of my early journalism days, working for the papers. The novelty of interviewing celebrities wears off fast, especially when your pay is barely enough to keep you from starving. So whenever I'd tell someone about the latest interview, it would go something like this; they'd say, "Holy sh** you interviewed 'insert well-known name here;' wasn't that awesome?!" My response- "Not really. I was about to ask for some money for gas."